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Livery driver accused of 'kill Jews' threats

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A former Brooklyn car service driver is accused of writing threatening, anti-Jewish notes on torn up vouchers and dropping them around Long Island.

He faces similar charges following his arrest in New York City last summer.

Demetrios Apolonides was arraigned Wednesday on a hate crime charge of aggravated harassment. He was ordered held on $45,000 bail. A number for his attorney was not immediately available.

Police say 37-year-old defendant wrote the words "KILL JEWS" on 1-by-3 inch pieces of paper in black marker. They say he dropped the notes in communities where he had driven fares.

The car service owner says he is cooperating with police.

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